Gearing up for the duathlon!

Don’t you love those days where you actually can sleep in, but can’t actually do it?  I was up before 7 am this morning.  Still dark out and I was all snuggly in the flannel sheets.  So, I just lounged a bit and woke John up to talk to him.  Poor guy.  Normally I pop out of bed and hit the gym while he sleeps in every day.

Nice weather here today, I really wish it would be this way tomorrow, but the forecast is looking dimmer and dimmer.  I won’t cancel the race unless it is snowing, and that’s just for safety of biking on snowy roads.  I might whine a lot, though!

I took a little more time for breakfast primping after being inspired by Susan doing that yesterday.  Plus the banana was a larger one, so I saved some to put on top.


We went to a museum today to view a Degas exhibit.


I really wish I could have taken pictures in there.  The great thing is that it did not focus on the ballerina pictures that he is most famous for, but all the music background shots.  Pretty neat!

I also  tried my hand at making pumpkin butter from Danica’s site, and substituted honey for the agave.  Simple and delicious.


Spread some warm on a gingersnap (these are now hidden up high, thank you).

Pink item for the day spotted at Lowe’s!


Then we stopped for coffee where I did a little carb loading  😉  (right??)


Apple cinnamon scone.

So, check list for Sunday’s transition bag:

  • coconut water
  • balance bar
  • water bottle
  • bike gloves and stretch gloves
  • running hat
  • cell phone
  • tissues (runny nose from cold, I’m sure)
  • spare bike tire tube and CO2 filler and wrenches (hope I don’t need!)


This is all going into my front bike bag (except I will be wearing the gloves.)

Planned outfit will be compression shorts and my long workout pants, technical turtleneck, workout jacket and fleece jacket.  I probably won’t wear the fleece for the run, but will need it for the bike.  I will be totally mismatched, but hopefully warm.  Colors include black, light blue, bright red, pink, and dark blue-grey.

Bike tires are all filled up and checked, and chain lubed up.

Here is a link to the race course

I am pretty excited, although starting to get panicky about the weather.  It’s going to be a smaller field.  About 80 preregistered.  Not sure how many will show up tomorrow and register with crappy and cold weather forecasted.  I am okay with coming in near the bottom.  I think the field will be more hardcore than the triathlon was.

Okay everyone!  I will post an update after the duathlon tomorrow when I get thawed out and back home after we go out for something warm and yummy when I am finished!

See you on the flip side…..

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17 thoughts on “Gearing up for the duathlon!

  1. Danica

    WOW ~ I am so impressed with your weight loss – Awesome! Keep up the great work and good luck with the dualathon – have fun!

    Yeah for making the pumpkin butter and liking it. It’s super easy and fantastic on like ummmm, everything!

    Thanks for stopping by my site and checking out my recipe 🙂 Glad you liked it.
    .-= Danica´s last blog ..Rolly Polly =-.

  2. Susan

    Ahh! I LOVE Degas!!! There’s an impressionism exhibit happening in my city that I really need to check out… And those oats are a thing of beauty 🙂

    GOOD LUCK today!! Although, I’m sure you don’t need it. You are totally ready and prepared for this race. As far as the weather goes – at least you’re not swimming in the cold 😛 Can’t wait to hear how it goes!
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Cleaning up and Clearing up =-.

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